Clare McNamara


Hailed as "astonishing" (Gramophone Magazine) and "as good as they come" (MusicWeb International), mezzo-soprano Clare McNamara brings her versatility to a wide variety of early and new repertoire throughout the United States and abroad. She has affiliations with the three times GRAMMY-nominated Skylark, Washington Bach Consort, Handel+Haydn Society, Lorelei Ensemble, and Boston’s Emmanuel Music. Notable milestones have included a Carnegie Hall debut; multiple appearances with Cut Circle at European early music festivals; and soloist turns at Boston’s Symphony Hall alongside Harry Christophers and Handel+Haydn. Pandemic activities included recording a solo recital and a program of baroque women’s trios for Skylark’s digital subscription platform, Skylark+, as well as co-founding a new vocal trio, Ourania. Clare holds an A.B. in Music from Princeton University and an M.M. in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

This Artist performs in the following events:

Handel Extravaganza, Water Music, Love Stories, Summer Serenades, Children's Corner, Early Keyboard Extravaganza, Summer Sounds, (Neo)Baroque, Baroque Inside/Out, Baroque Lovers' Afternoon, Finale: Haydn's Creation